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Poster: Granola Pilgrim Date: Feb 28, 2011 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

Well, I for one am glad all the tacks are split up. Then I can just skip forward to Franklins instead having to listen to that Help>Slip crap. Couple of throw away tracks if you ask me. And I like when the jam tracks like Spanish, Beautiful and Mountain are split from that garbage track Dark Star. Then I can just go straight to that instead of wallowing though the singing part. Speaking of Dark Star, while there was no split track jam on the 2/28/69 I did suffer through it today. It was almost enjoyable. I do plan on giving the 2/29/69 show a listen to tomorrow.
And while I'm rafting down the sarcasm river, does anyone know where I can get a Donna mix tape at?

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 28, 2011 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

I'll record the cats out in the alley tonight for you.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Mar 1, 2011 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

Will they be makin' love?

TOOTMO

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Feb 28, 2011 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

ROFL!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 28, 2011 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

Poor Donna. How about 5/25/77? Heck, most of '77 is a good Donna mix tape. Particularly shows without a PITB.

She's SO under-rated. None of the other cats in the alley can sing nearly as well.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Mar 1, 2011 5:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

Actually, I love Donna, particularly with JGB... just listened to a "Sitting in Limbo" this morning, her vocals were magnificent, perfect accompaniment to Jerry. All us Dead cats admire her....

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Poster: Granola Pilgrim Date: Mar 1, 2011 4:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

I actually like Donna a lot. Especially in '76. With the exception of the Playin' caterwauling, which I don't think is bad singing, I just don't think it fits the song. I think Donna Jean has had a lot of unfair criticism thrown her way. I'm a firm believer that if the finger is going to be pointed then proper blame should be affixed.
And in a 6 degrees of separation to Pigpen kind of way, if you don't like Donna in the Dead, you should direct your aggresions toward CSN&Y. It's their fault for singing in such sweet harmony. Jerry was playing slide on Deja Vu, he wanted to have a beautiful singing group like them so he had Phil singing the high parts. We all know Phil has a hard time singing any part. And after a while Phil's voice really hit the crapper and he was looking for someone else to handle his vocal duties, enter the beautiful Donna Jean. So, if CSN&Y didn't sing so well and Jerry didn't desire that sound, Donna would've never joined the band.
You can always blame Crosby more, he was the highest.

This post was modified by Granola Pilgrim on 2011-03-02 00:09:21

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 1, 2011 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

I like Phil's early harmonies. But that's funny about "blame Crosby, he's the highest." My kid describes Donna as "Minnie Mouse" or "Big Bird laying an egg." I do think she fits well in a lot of song -- Row Jimmy can be great with Donna, boring without; I miss her when she's not on MNS -- but yeah, not PITB of course, and she so does NOT belong on TOO. Or St Stephen, really. And then, everyone knows she's not always, ahem, quite in tune ... but when she's on, in the right song, it adds a lot.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: Mar 1, 2011 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

She has said that she couldnt hear herself at most GD preformances. That might explain the not quite there singing she did at times ( or maybe she was just drunk?). I have a recent Donna concert somewhere, In that she sounds wonderful.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 1, 2011 7:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

Didn't she say they didn't give her a monitor or something? But then that does mean that, on the shows where she's good, they DID give her a monitor? Or what? It doesn't quite make sense. Maybe she just sometimes sang well in spite of not being able to hear herself ... like riding a bicycle ... and sometimes she just couldn't find that invisible bicycle. Who knows.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: Mar 1, 2011 7:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

>>>Didn't she say they didn't give her a monitor or something?<<<

Lots of folks here would question the wisdom of giving her a mic. I read somewhere the soundguys would sometimes cut her mic off on really bad nights.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Feb 28, 2011 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

>And while I'm rafting down the sarcasm river, does anyone know where I can get a Donna mix tape at?

LOL

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 28, 2011 1:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

2-29-69 is soooooooo over-rated.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 28, 2011 3:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

I don't know Larry. If it was anywhere near as good as the show on 2/30/69 it was a hell of a performance...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vXTfyfAxWU&;

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Poster: snori Date: Mar 1, 2011 2:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

Ha ! Love the date. I just listened to the whole 21 minutes on his website, and it's a pretty good tribute. Never having listened to DSO how does he compare ? Should he get the job for the next Furthur tour ?

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Feb 28, 2011 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tracking The Big Transitional Tunes

over underrated for sure
or maybe under overrated?